Bulk Cable Contract Updates

Board Presentations

Documents

Updates

February 27, 2020 - President’s Message: Ballots for Election and Bulk Cable Contract

February 14, 2020 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Podcast

February 14, 2020 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Town Hall Meetings

February 5, 2020 - HOA Board Message: Bulk Cable Board Vote

January 28, 2020 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Board Vote

January 23, 2020 - President’s Message: Results of the Bulk Cable Survey

January 15, 2020 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Contract Survey

January 14, 2020 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Presentation Correction

December 31, 2019 - Bulk Cable Town Halls

December 23, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update 12/23/2019

December 20, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update 12/20/2019

November 22, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update

October 23, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update

October 21, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update

September 23, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update

August 23, 2019 - President’s Message: Results of the Bulk Cable Survey

August 6, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Contract Survey

August 5, 2019 - President’s Message: Upcoming Bulk Cable Contract Survey

August 2, 2019 - President’s Message: Regarding the Upcoming Bulk Cable Contract Survey

July 31, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable Town Hall Meetings Update

July 12, 2019 - President’s Message: Investigation of Bulk Cable TV/Internet Service Continues

July 5, 2019 - President’s Message: View Correction

June 25, 2019 - President’s Message: Bulk Cable TV/Internet Service

Town Hall Meeting Videos

January 14, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.

August 2, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

August 2, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting Photos

January 13, 2020
Photos by Steve Talbot

February 2020 Board Meeting Video Now Available

To see more videos, visit our Videos page by clicking here.

Concert Schedule 2020-2021

Tickets for the 2020-2021 Concert Schedule will go on sale Friday, March 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.* at the Lifestyle Desk in the Montecito Clubhouse. See the flyer below for the lineup and details.

* New This Year:

We will be utilizing a classic red “take a number” dispenser in an effort to service ticket buyers more efficiently and eliminate long lines at the desk. Beginning at 8:45 a.m., you can take a number and relax in the clubhouse lobby without having to worry about missing your turn to purchase tickets. We will begin calling numbers at 9:00 a.m. for ticket sales.

   

Please note, tickets are available for residents only during the first two weeks of sales.
Tickets for non-resident guests may be purchased beginning March 20.

Click Here to Download the Flyer in PDF Format

Correction: Previous email blasts and March’s issue of The View incorrectly list the day for Garth Brooks Tribute as Sunday and Everly Brothers Experience as Friday. The correct day for both of these concerts is Saturday. If you picked up a flyer or brochure with the incorrect day, please disregard it.

HOA Board Message: Bulk Cable Board Vote

Good Morning Homeowners:

At the January 27, 2020 Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to present the Frontier plan (a five-year bulk contract on internet service) for homeowner approval. Since this announcement we have received many questions, so we will try to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions in this message.

  1. If Frontier is turned down by the homeowners, will the Board present the Spectrum plan? “No”. The Board voted unanimously that if the Frontier plan is rejected by a ballot vote on April 7, 2020, the Spectrum plan will not be presented as an alternative. This essentially means it is Frontier or nothing.
  2. Why does the Board decide which plan is up for a vote by the community? The governance of the HOA is not decided by a resident survey or ballot vote. It is decided by a Board of five people that are elected by the residents to make decisions about all operations. Hopefully, it is in the best interest of the entire community, those for and against Spectrum. The Board needs to listen to all residents, not just residents in favor of Spectrum. Other opinions also matter. The Board’s goal was to present a plan that is in the best interest of the entire community, while at the same time negatively impacting the fewest people. The upcoming vote by the homeowners is only to give permission to the Board to sign a five-year contract, not to decide on which plan will be selected.
  3. How can the Board propose Frontier when Spectrum was preferred 61% to 39%? There were many reasons, and it is not just a decision based on what most residents want personally, but what is best for everyone, and that includes the people who don't want Spectrum. The Frontier plan saves 98% of homeowner’s money without impacting very many in a negative way. The Spectrum plan would negatively impact 30-40% of the homeowners while the Frontier plan negatively affects only 2%, yet you will still save money.
  4. The survey was in favor of Spectrum, so why did the Board send out the survey if they were not going to do what the residents preferred? The reason to survey is to gather information to assist the Board in making informed and responsible decisions based on all information available. Surveys are only one factor to be considered.
  5. The monthly amount of $12, can it be put on hold when we are out of town? the monthly amount of $12 will be part of the HOA monthly dues and may not be put on hold. Additional services provided directly to you from Frontier may be put on hold.
  6. Will there be further explanations as to why the Board made this decision? The Board urges you look at the video of the Board meeting which will have explanations by each Board member. We also recommend you calculate the actual difference in cost between the two plans. Each person is different, but in the end the Board decided that it was unwilling to impose an increase in dues of $50+ per month on those Homeowners that don't want it, need it, or can't afford it.
  7. Is the Board concerned about the possible filing of bankruptcy for Frontier in the near future? The Board currently does not believe the possibility or the reality of bankruptcy matters. What matters is the delivery of service. If the company were to stop providing service, we would stop payments. Many companies file for bankruptcy and continue service. Keep in mind Charter (parent company of Spectrum) filed for bankruptcy about 10 years ago.

The Board will place on the upcoming ballot, which you should receive around March 1, a measure to allow the Board to negotiate and sign a five-year contract with Frontier for internet service. Spectrum will not be offered as a choice. It was the Board’s unanimous determination that the Frontier plan was in the best interest of the entire community so that is the only plan being presented to homeowners for approval. On the ballot you will be able to vote either for or against the plan. The majority of those voting will decide the outcome.

If the majority of homeowners vote in favor of the plan, the Board will then finalize contract terms and sign a five-year contract with Frontier if final contract terms are acceptable. If the homeowners, by a majority vote of those voting, vote against the Frontier plan, then the Board will cease all actions concerning a five-year plan with any company for TV and/or internet services.

If you have questions, please let us know.

Thank you,
Kim Fuller, Fera Mostow, Bruce Marley, Linda Aasen, Robert Israel

2020 HOA Election Candidate Statements

Disclaimer: Neither the Association nor the management company made any revisions, alterations, and/or corrections to the information submitted by the candidates. The information was transferred exactly as submitted, per Civil Code. Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.


Johnny Goodrum

Born in Texas, contracted polio virus at 7 months old. Raised in a loving home with mom and dad. Started singing in church at 6 years old. Sang through high school and college. Attended three years of college at Eastern New Mexico University and Angelo State University with an emphasis on music and business.

Started a Country band in the early 70’s and performed many gigs through the Southwest with stops in Las Vegas along the way. Performed in Budapest, Hungry in the early 90’s.

For 13 years was District Manager of a natural gas utility company, oversaw office, service and construction personnel. Moved to Palm Springs in 1996 after utility company buyout.

In 2002 started travelling in a motorhome fulltime singing at RV Shows and Rallies around the country performing around 200 dates a year till January 2019.

Now devoting time with my wife and mother in law at our lovely home in Sun City Shadow Hills. Karen is Paymaster for 600 employees at Omni Rancho Las Palmas, we both have a daughter, an EMT for the San Francisco Fire Department and a Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines and two grandchildren and one adorable niece.

Karen and I love to entertain and share a glass of wine with friends.


Bruce Marley

I am Bruce Marley, current HOA Board member, and candidate for re-election to our Board. I have enjoyed my time on our Board, as Treasurer, and would appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve our community. During this past two years the Board has worked hard at transparency, professionalism, collegiality, and to collectively make the right decisions for the community. In doing so, I believe this Board has contributed to a kinder and more friendly community. Yes, our Board has had to deal with challenging issues, has not always agreed on every issue, but in the end, we have each worked to the benefit of the entire community.

Our Board has been involved in making 100's of decisions over the past two years, whether personnel, contracts, or how to spend our money. To that end, the financial decisions we have made account for between $1.1 and $1.3 Million of our dollars spent each month, between daily operations and Replacement Fund expenditures! Additionally, our Board works with Comerica Securities in managing over $13 Million of investments, as part of the Replacement Fund. I take great pride as your Treasurer in championing fiscal conservatism, accountability, and sound decision making. Remember, we are a $32 Million city within the city of Indio! My career in banking and finance, and community service, have prepared me for this very important role as a member of our HOA Board.

I commit to continue to work hard with all Board members for the greater good of all Sun City Shadow Hills residents. I take my fiduciary responsibility seriously to make honest, thoughtful decisions on all matters that come before the Board, regardless of any personal interests or allegiances. I ask for your vote.

Thank You.


Fera Mostow

Integrity, experience, qualifications and good judgment; these are the qualities you expect from your HOA Board. My name is FERA MOSTOW. For the past two years, I have served as VICE PRESIDENT of our HOA Board during which time significant enhancements have been made in our community. I'm most proud of our efforts to listen to what homeowners want and respond. I've been a homeowner here for 14 years. From almost day one, I've been an active volunteer in our community, serving on five HOA committees - Covenants, Design Review, Information, Finance and Chair of the Governing Documents Committee. Being your Vice President has been my greatest reward.

I've been a California practicing attorney for over 30 years - first for the Internal Revenue Service, then as Vice President of two multi-national conglomerates: Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Corporation. I continue to do pro bona work for low-income clients and two volunteer organizations. value my reputation for integrity.

I continue to be a consensus builder. Reaching compromises that benefit all residents. I promise to work in a productive manner that will benefit your interests.

During my tenure on the Board, I've worked cooperatively with the other Board Members to keep our community looking good; our home values up; our finances strong as our dues continue to be some of the lowest in the Coachella Valley and always listen to your concerns.

If elected I promise to continue to represent all the members of our community, making decisions that will keep our finances strong, our property values up and our community well maintained.

I have the proven integrity, experience, qualifications and good judgment to continue to represent you on the Sun City Shadow Hills Board of Directors. I ask for your vote. Thank you.